Carberry Honors Military with First Ever Big-Block Win
New Egypt, NJ (May 23, 2009)
– Ken Carberry of Levittown, PA won his first ever big-block
Modified feature Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap Joy Auto
Parts Medal of Honor event at New Egypt Speedway. Despite being very
fast each and every week, Carberry had experienced numerous problems
which continually halted his efforts. However on this evening,
Carberry, who has won numerous open-cockpit races, finally broke thru
for his first ever big-block victory by holding off perennial winner
Billy Pauch in the closing stages of the race.
one is for my dad, He really loves these cars and I am glad we could
win one for him,” stated Carberry in victory lane, “You were able
to get a good bite up top and that is where I like to run, so it
worked out perfect for us.”
took advantage of his outside pole starting spot to vault into the
lead at the start of the event followed by Ron John Koczon and John
Stangle. With no cautions to slow the action over the first 11 laps,
Carberry took full advantage as he opened up a comfortable lead on the
field with the exception of Mark Forte, Jr. and Tim Tanner, Jr. who
kept pace with the leader. At this point, defending champ Billy
Pauch was on the move as he grabbed third from Tanner and was looking
like he may be the driver to beat. But Carberry and Forte proved to
have a little too much as they raged on with their battle for the lead
while Pauch chased after them. With ten laps remaining, Rick Laubach
moved into the picture and soon occupied Pauch’s attention as he
tried to steal third. Laubach actually took third for a couple of laps
until Pauch grabbed it back again, and the final 5 laps saw Pauch and
Laubach move in and challenge Forte for the runner-up spot. With just
three laps left, they both slipped under Forte but neither had
anything for Carberry who surged to the finish in impressive
fashion. Pauch settled for a hard fought second, with Laubach
equally impressive taking third. Forte. Jr. settled for fourth and Bob
Drayton rode a late race charge to his second straight top five
Haegele won his first feature of 2009 in the 20 lap Crate-1 Sportsman
feature. Last week’s winner Pat Wall finished second, marking his
third straight finish in the top two in the three races run to date.
John Micek came home third, chased by last week’s Sportsman winner
Ryan Forte and last time Crate-1 winner Bryan Papiez.
night winner Todd Cray of Trenton, NJ, got back to his winning ways in
the 20 lap Super Stock feature event. The defending champion bounced
back from a mid-race tangle to easily cruise to his ninth career win
at NES. Jason Bubeck drove a smooth race to finish second, while
George Marrero came home in third. Marty Derr and Mick Search rounded
out the top five.
the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman
series, D.J. Ruppert won his third in a row, capturing the 8 lap
feature event. Ruppert has taken over the Rookie point lead with this
win. Brian Roemer, who won the first three Rookie features this
season, raced home second, followed by Ryan Hoffman.
Next Saturday night, May 30, New Egypt Speedway presents Faster Pastor
Night, presented by Agin Signs and K & A Excavating. The racing
will feature a full card of Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Outlaw
Stocks & Rookies. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with the first race
starting at 6:30 pm. For more information, call the speedway
office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.
1st Heat: 1. Rick Laubach 2. Mark Forte Jr. 3. Frank Cozze 4. Rick
Holsten 5. Tad Cox 6. John Salvatore Jr.
2nd Heat: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Bucky Kell 3. Kenny Carberry 4. Mike
McAleer 5. John McClelland 6. Tommy Beamer
3rd Heat: 1. John Stangle 2. Ron John Koczon 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Bob
Drayton 5. Dominick Buffalino 6. Tom Carberry Jr.
B-Main: 1. Sam Martz 2. Dan Waisempacher 3. Mike Hendershot 4. Frank
Cozze Jr. 5. Mike Krachun 6. Brad Freeman 7. Pat Wall 8. Marc Herman
Fan's Prov: John Miloszar
(30 Laps): 1. Ken Carberry 2. Billy Pauch 3. Rick Laubach 4. Mark
Forte Jr. 5. Bob Drayton 6. Tim Tanner Jr. 7. Mike McAleer 8. Frank
Cozze 9. Dominick Buffalino 10. Bucky Kell 11. Mike Krachun 12. Ron
John Koczon 13. Sam Martz 14. Mike Hendershot 15. Tommy Beamer 16. Dan
Waisempacher 17. Brad Freeman 18. Tad Cox 19. Rick Holsten 20. Frank
Cozze Jr. 21. John Salvatore Jr. 22. Marc Herman 23. John McClelland
24. John Stangle 25. Tom Carberry 26. John Miloszar DNS: Pat Wall.
Chris Allen Jr., Kenny Huchko, Johnny Guarino, Gary Butler, Jim
Robertson, Mark Forte Sr., Ryan Tidman.
CRATE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
1st Heat: Jon Haegele 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Lee Allen 4. Rob Stump 5. Gabe
Fox 6. Pat Wall
(20 Laps): 1. Jon Haegele 2. Pat Wall 3. John Micek 4. Ryan Forte 5.
Bryan Papiez 6. Bobby Dmuchowski 7. Bryan Kuhl 8. Matt Vaillancourt 9.
Rob Stump 10. George Idell Jr. 11. Lee Allen 12. Tom Raneri 13. Gabe
Fox 14. Ryan Simmons
SUPER STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Mike Vaccaro 2. Jason Bubeck 3. Nick Vasquez 4. George
Quinlan 5. Tony Giglio 6. Mick Search
2nd Heat: 1. Todd Cray 2. Marty Derr 3. Billy Bauer 4. Norm Saxton 5.
Ken Guyer 6. Larry Bubeck
(20 Laps): 1. Todd Cray 2. Jason Bubeck 3. George Marrero 4. Marty
Derr 5. Mick Search 6. Kevin Bifulco 7. George Quinlan 8. Tony Giglio
9. Larry Bubeck 10. Charlie Gunner 11. Jesse McLaughlin 12. Dennis
Seely Jr. 13. Billy Bauer 14. Nick Vasquez 15. Mike Vaccaro 16. Jason
Dooley 17. Norm Saxton 18. Kenny Guyer 19. Al Burdge 20. Jerry Confer
DNS: Chris Vadasz
ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (8 Laps): 1. DJ Ruppert 2. Brian Roemer 3. Ryan Hoffman 4.
Harris Kohen 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Matt Vaillancourt